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Improving CVD Outcomes in Women: The Evidence
Reducing CVD Risk & Health Disparities
In partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, ACPM has developed 4 courses focused on reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors among high-risk women, such as high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, obesity, inactivity, diabetes, and smoking. The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
About the Course
This course provides a review of the latest studies/evidence on how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and cardiovascular disease outcomes among women age 40-64. This course will address the balance of lifestyle change and medication management in higher risk women of this target population.
Learning Objectives
  • Summarize the current state of knowledge regarding the lifestyle change outcomes in women and specific sociodemographic groups and recognize these topics as areas for further research. 
  • Cite scientific evidence that demonstrates how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and cardiovascular disease outcomes. 
  • Highlight key studies on the impact of physical activity, nutrition, weight management, alcohol, tobacco, sleep and psychosocial factors on hypertension and cardiovascular disease outcomes.
CDC'S WISEWOMAN PROGRAM
Expert faculty in cardiology, primary care, and family and lifestyle medicine developed the evidence and practice-based content of the new WISEWOMAN lifestyle medicine curriculum modules. The specialized elective modules include:
  • Review of the latest studies on how lifestyle change can improve hypertension and CVD outcomes. This module will address the balance of lifestyle change and medication management in higher risk patients. 
  • Practical tips for implementing the lessons learned from these studies. Special considerations with regard to diet, physical activity, stress management, and sleep (e.g. salt and hypertension) for these conditions. 
  • Managing patients with cardiovascular disease on the spectrum of socioeconomic status, ethnicity/culture, readiness to change, and severity/complexity of common comorbid conditions (such as depression). Include implementing WISEWOMAN resources as part of patient management. 
  • Case studies of patients who represent typical populations that WISEWOMAN targets
Faculty
Shaylona Kirk, MD, MA 

Dr. Shaylona Kirk utilizes both clinical and educational opportunities to help people prevent and manage chronic disease. As a health promotion physician for the USAF, her effective use of motivational interviewing inspired many patients to make sustainable, healthful, lifestyle changes. In addition, Dr. Kirk, a trained medical ethicist, has worked extensively as a hospital ethics consultant and has been instrumental in writing and implementing bioethics policy. Dr. Kirk also specializes in medical writing for educational projects and enjoys teaching physicians communication skills for ethics consultations and training them in motivational interviewing.
Disclaimer
This module's development was supported by Cooperative Agreement #1U380T000130 between the American College of Preventive Medicine (ACPM), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion( NCCDPHP) and the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP). The content does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Non-Member: $62.47
Member: $49.88
Student/Resident Member: $34.95
ACPM Subscriber: $37.41
Credit Offered: 1.5 CME Credits
1.5 MOC Credits
Contains: 2 Courses
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